Sam Allardyce’s Everton, who have basically nothing to play for, will park the bus, at home, against a depleted Liverpool side today.
It’s not often we sorry for our local rivals, but this is just utterly depressing.
Everton’s manager happily told the press yesterday of his plan to play an extremely defensive brand of football when Jurgen Klopp’s team visit Goodison Park this Saturday lunchtime.
Question marks have to be raised over Allardyce’s approach, but this heart bingo promo code is anything but bland to help you enjoy a better weekend than the Everton boss.
They got a 1-1 draw at Anfield earlier in the season, but the sterile, negative football they played was nothing short of embarrassing.
And unbelievably, it looks like the same game-plan will be deployed in a few hours.
“The fans were extremely patient when we played Chelsea here when we struggled to get out of our own half,” he said, reported in the Echo. “They were extremely patient and supportive of the players. For what was virtually being pinned back for 90 minutes.
“I think the emphasis for us is lost in terms of what we had when I first got here which is we were proud of achieving a clean sheet, we were proud of no goals against, and I think we have lost that side of our game at the moment by trying to open up and play a little bit more, if can call it, attractive football.
“Whatever anyone wants to…open and expansive football. Creative football. There’s no doubt about it. The best teams defend the best and the best teams attack the best. And that’s why they finish top of the league.
“Whereas everyone outside of us as professionals talk about only attacking and goalscoring, the implementation of how well you defend is the major force behind how much you are going to win and achieve.
“We need to get back to that resilient ‘we are not going to concede a goal’ which means that one goal tomorrow could win it for us.”
Everton aren’t going to get relegated – this is basically their only worthwhile match left of the campaign – and Liverpool’s attention is on Champions League Tuesday.
Why would they not go for it…?!
Fans on Twitter have quite rightly lost the plot:
Allardyce’s pre match team talk: pic.twitter.com/GQ1G0L3sbO
— Barry McHale (@B_Mac1878) April 7, 2018
The only thing sam Allardyce is arsed about is the sugar tax. He’s not arsed about everton or the fans, chippy tits puts Pepsi on his porridge
— SomeEvertonFan (@SomeEvertonFan) April 7, 2018
Mate he’s a joke. Nothing but hatred for him.
— Ian G (@IanG1878) April 6, 2018
well done, you’re above one of the worst teams in Premier League history 👏👏👏
— Paul Schofield (@schofey27) April 6, 2018
Whilst I think EFC will never have a better chance beating LFC due to resting plyrs etc I think this is more proof that Big Sam is so like Hodgson in that they dont understand LFC and EFC.
— Red68Fish (@AndySturgeon2) April 6, 2018
With that kind of comment and ambition you can see why we all want Allardyce out
— James McCoy (@JimmyMcCoy11) April 6, 2018